Are you struggling with arthritis? You are not alone.
It is estimated that there are more than 52 million adults are living with some type of arthritis in the U.S. Arthritis is often the result of degeneration of cartilage in the joints as you age. This is because the weight-bearing joints in the hips and knees undergo continuous stress and lose cartilage as we age. Other times arthritis can be caused by an injury or it may even be hereditary.
Early arthritis can be treated with a combination of physical therapy techniques, medication and patient education. As it progresses and when cartilage designed to cushion and protect moving bones deteriorates, bones can rub against each other, causing severe pain, swelling and limited motion. At that point a hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery can eliminate pain and lost mobility and dramatically improve a quality of life.
One of the common complaints of arthritis sufferers is that the pain impairs their ability to enjoy life and even perform their daily tasks. Often times patients with arthritis wait too long before seeking evaluation and treatment for the pain and most wish they would have sought help sooner. Don’t wait! Call us today for an evaluation and get back to a full and active life!
Our orthopedic team is experienced in hip replacement and knee replacement and have performed hundreds of joint replacement procedures. We can help you!